Elderly Care programs give you the opportunity to illuminate the lives of local elderly people by providing companionship and care. In return, volunteers gain an authentic cultural experience and get to learn from the wisdom and events experienced by elderly people in a different country. Volunteers will help improve the quality of life for those elders who benefit from increased interaction, connection and care, while the local staff will appreciate the helping hand.
Volunteer in the field of elderly care to support seniors who are unable to take care of themselves or do not have anybody that can help them. Join medical training programs, such as physical therapy for the elderly or assist in daily tasks like reading to them, playing games, listening, cleaning, assisting with cooking or taking walks with them. You will be a great support pillar for the nursing staff.
Volunteers will have to get hands-on to get as many insights and experience as possible out of the work with senior citizens. The social interactions and contact with these older people will give you the wisdom you will not get out of history books. Help these people during the day, so they can share their knowledge with you!
As an Elderly Care volunteer, you will provide social interaction, encouragement, protection and assistance to older people during their scheduled activities, improving their quality of life.
Elderly Care volunteer work can include:
"Me and Anika travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal in January 2017. We spent a week volunteering with the Volunteer World Nepal in Pepsicola Town Planning, Kathmandu. Our stay was highlighted by our hosts Umesh and Sanu Shrestha and their gorgeous baby Bidusha. They welcomed us so warmly and prepared as many meals. Our accommodation was simple but in a happy home, surrounded by flowers and plants,..."